The Young and the Restless

1973, TV Show

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Eric Braeden to Leave Young and the Restless

Eric Braeden

Victor Newman is leaving Genoa City — apparently for good.

Eric Braeden, who has played Newman on The Young and the Restless since 1980, told Entertainment Weekly that he has "pulled the plug" on more talks to stay on the CBS soap.

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Braeden walked off the set in September over a contract dispute with Sony, which wanted the actor to take a pay cut. Braeden, instead, decided to exit.

The 68-year-old Emmy winner, who reportedly was pulling in a seven-figure salary, says he has since counter-offered to ... read more

Exclusive: Y&R Recasts Victor's Son with Man from Mars

Michael Muhney

The Mustache will soon call a new lad "son.

Michael Muhney, whom Veronica Mars fans will remember as Sheriff Lamb, is taking over the role of The Young and the Restless' charming-yet-shady Adam Wilson, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

Muhney's first air date ... read more

Exclusive: Young L Word Star Is Feeling Restless

Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford, the eldest child of Cybill Shepherd and a recent cast member of The L Word (where she played Molly), is joining The Young and the Restless in the contract role of Mackenzie "Mac" Browning, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively. 

Although Mac returns to Genoa City on Wednesday, April 1, her presence will be no joke to ex-husband Billy. The young lovebirds were ... read more

Preview: Y&R's Michael Glimpses a Not-So-Wonderful Life

Paul guides Michael through a look at what might have been.

On Friday, Dec. 26, CBS' The Young and the Restless affords a despondent Michael a magical look at how life in Genoa City would have been different had he never been born. In this daytime riff on It's a Wonderful Life, Paul serves as Michael's guide.

"He has had a bad, bad week," Christian LeBlanc says, assessing his alter ego's sad state of mind. "We've seen this building ... read more

Y&R Preview: Paul and Nikki Get Back in the Sack

Doug Davidson, The Young and the Restless

This has gotta be some sort of TV record. On the Nov. 25 episode of The Young and the Restless, Paul (Doug Davidson) and Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) will have sex—three decades after the characters last did the deed! The surprise recoupling happens when Paul offers Nikki a place to stay while she copes with the death of her best friend, Kay (Jeanne Cooper), and recovers from her abusive relationship with Victor (Eric Braeden). They begin to reminisce about the past and end up in the sack.

"It's love ... read more

How Y&R's Eric Braeden (Barely) Met CBS' Mother

Eric Braeden on How I Met Your Mother

How I Met Your Mother fans will meet for the very first time tonight Robin Scherbatsky — Sr., that is — when The Young and the Restless' Eric Braeden guest-stars as the comely Canadian's pop. The story: As Ted tries to avoid seeing Stella at a restaurant, the rest of the gang share stories about who they would least like to see at that moment. Robin's beef with Robin? He really wanted her to be a boy, and did everything he could during childhood to make her into one. Cue flashbacks.

In this Q&A, Braeden reveals how he and Mother nearly did not come to be, detailing his apathy for prime-time TV appearances. Also: A status report on life in Genoa City. read more

Quick Hits: AMC's Big Twister, Y&R Sees Double & More

Jeanne Cooper by Robert Voets/CBS, Vincent Irizzary by Yolanda Perez/ABC

Storm Warming: A state-of-the-art tornado will hit All My Children's Pine Valley Oct. 16. "We're taking CGI effects to the next level," head writer Chuck Pratt says. "We're not just breaking the fourth wall, we're breaking the third wall, too. It's big, groundbreaking stuff." The devastation continues Oct. 23 when fan fave Vincent Irizarry returns to the soap as evil doc David Hayward.Double trouble: Veteran actress Jeanne Cooper — Kay on The Young and the Restless — finally won her first competitive Emmy this summer, after 11 nominations and a lifetime-achievement award. Will she make it two in a row? Cooper should have won the gold back in 1990 when she doubled as Kay's look-alike Marge, a greasy-spoon waitress with dubious morals, and may finally get her due. My spies tell me Marge will return to the show this fall, just as the unstoppable Cooper turns 80.Boss No More: There's been a big power shift at the No. 1 soap. Josh Griffith is out as exec producer of Y&R aft... read more

Preview: Restless Nikki Starts Nipping Again

Melody Thomas Scott by Robert Voets/CPT/CBS

Melody Thomas Scott of The Young and the Restless is giving the single greatest performance in soaps these days and, word is, we ain't seen nothing yet. This week, her sob-queen character, Nikki, will hit the bottle down in Mexico when she thinks her ex-hubby Victor (Eric Braeden) has died in a boat crash. Great news for us Nikki nuts (we love to see her suffer!), but bad for Nikki, who's been a recovering alcoholic since the early '90s. "When Nikki isn't drowning her sorrows in the local cantina and drunk-dialing Katherine, she's staggering along the beach hoping for some sign of Victor," Scott says. "He finally turns up and we have scenes that are very Scarlett and Rhett, and I don't mean that in a romantic way but in the true sickness that was Scarlett and Rhett. It's really good stuff — like classic Y&R from 20 years ago." — Michael Logan read more

Casting Quickies for World Turns and Restless

Laurence Lau by Steve Fenn/ABC

Lau of Attraction: Former All My Children idol Laurence Lau (who can forget Greg and Jenny?) joins As the World Turns Aug. 18 as Brian Wheatley, who'll run Oakdale's new foundation for sick kids. Cougar alert: Look for granny Lucinda to get the hots for him. Beth in Show: Beth Maitland, the incandescent actress who brought The Young and the Restless its very first acting Emmy (back in 1985), returns to the soap Aug. 13. Her character, Traci Abbott, shows up at a Jabot board meeting where they're choosing the next CEO. Her ex-hubby Brad wants the job but doesn't get it.The Billy Club: Billy Miller, brilliant but way too evil to stay in AMC's Pine Valley as psycho Richie Novak, will be the new Billy Abbott on Y&R. The character's previous portrayers include Ryan Brown and Emmy winner David Tom. — Michael Logan read more

Michael Gross Gives Y&R's Michael Family Ties

Michael Gross by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

One of the great patriarchs of '80s TV, Family Ties star Michael Gross, will join The Young and the Restless on Aug. 15. He'll once again be seen as an antiestablishment, hippie dad — only this one is radically different.On his beloved sitcom, Gross played Steven Keaton, a former '60s peacenik holding onto his flower-power principles while trying to raise a family in Reagan's America. On Y&R, he's River Baldwin, a former Vietnam-era activist who was connected to a group of student terrorists.So far, viewers have been led to believe that River — the long missing dad of Genoa City attorney Michael Baldwin (Christian Jules LeBlanc) — was a drifter, druggie and draft dodger who abandoned Michael and his mother, Gloria (Judith Chapman), and fled to Canada. He was also wanted for murder after his participation in a bank bombing."But the truth is not so black and white," says Y&R head writer Maria Arena Bell. "In trying to track down his father, Michael fears he's go... read more

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Premiered: March 26, 1973, on CBS
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: An iconic, enduring soap opera, this is the steamer set in Genoa City, where the Newman and Abbott dynasties stir it up in the bedroom and the boardroom. Best known for long-term love triangles, issue-oriented plots, a multi-ethnic cast and slick production values, `Y&R' has been showered with Emmys, launched countless careers and spawned the equally lavish `The Bold and the Beautiful.' Former cast members include Tom Selleck and David Hasselhoff.

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